Six on Saturday: 12 September 2020

A sunny start this morning, though the wind is picking up and clouds moving in from the south. I’ve already taken my morning walk along the lane and done some work in the garden; removing leaves and any flowers/tiny fruit from my tomato plants to allow ripening , as instructed by the nation’s favourite gardener on last evening’s Gardener’s World.

I love the colours of this Strawflower, which I intend to cut and preserve in a vase. And there are more to come, a darker one and a pale silvery-pink. They have a great texture too.

Livingstone Daisy – one of several from my 29p packet of seeds from Lidl

I thought I’d take a photo of a white-tailed bumble bee enjoying the nectar on this Autumn Joy. But I later found I’d got more than I bargained for.

You can see where this Lagurus ovatus grass got its common name of Bunny Tails.

My pitcher plant has a flower! It’s not fully open yet and it’s proved difficult so far to get a clear image. I think it need to go back into the greenhouse to help with the aphid problem on my pepper plants.

There won’t be many more weeks before I run out of flowering plants to photograph and share here through The Propagator’s Six on Saturday club, but I’ve a few to share still, and I fully expect to see the start of crocus bulb shoots in a few weeks, unless the heatwave forecast for Sunday and Monday confuses them.

9 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: 12 September 2020

  1. Wow! I have never seen a pitcher plant flower before. It is pretty. What an amazing surprise seeing that spider in the photo of the white tailed bumble bee! Your straw flower is an amazing colour. It is so vibrant! I’d be interested to see the other colours you have there.

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    1. Thanks. The pitcher plant flower is fascinating. The stem is growing longer each day though the flower has yet to open fully. The spider was a surprise 😀 We’ve had a few days of hot dry weather so hopefully the strawflower buds will open soon.

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  2. In winter, I try to take part in #shortdayschallenge from November to end of January. Concentrates me on the little things…
    Bunny Tails are very pretty. Even when dead they’ll look good.

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